There are just certain days where the idea of wearing structured, fitted clothes sounds absolutely awful and constricting (which may be every day of the week for me, but what can you do). When those days strike, there are a few clothing items I wear when I want to be comfy AF. Because I know I'm likely not alone, I thought I would share them with you.
In my opinion, there are two main enemies to comfort — pants that button and real bras with underwire and padding. Unless you have the stretchiest jeans in the world on your body, it's nearly impossible to be truly comfortable in a pair of jeans. You may not be uncomfortable, but you are definitely not in your comfiest state. Bras on the other hand — bras are almost always uncomfortable. There is no better feeling than getting home after a long day and being able to take off your bra. Every woman on the planet can relate to that feeling of sweet relief.
Once you switch out of your constricting pants and your terrible, awful bra, your comfort level should go up immediately. And once you change into some of these cozy pieces, you'll be ready to relax and revel in how great it feels to just be a person in comfortable clothes. Here is what I wear when I want to be comfy AF.
1. A Bralette
Carly Lace Bralette, $16, primpyourself.com
After reading my tangent on bras, this should come as no surprise to you. I'm all about wearing a bralette or going braless when I'm trying to achieve my peak comfort level. This lace one is not only cute, but you can also barely feel like you're wearing it.
2. Flared Yoga Pants
Aerie Chill Flare Pant, $29.95, ae.com
The flare is key here. I forgot how free my ankles felt in 2003 before skinny jeans were a thing. It's amazing how wonderful it feels when you don't have something suction cupped to your ankles. Plus, flared and bootcut pants are trendy now, so it's a win-win.
3. A Worn-In Sweatshirt
Vintage Alaska Sweatshirt, $29.99, ragstock.com
What is it about old sweatshirts that makes them exponentially more comfortable than a new sweatshirt? I have a vintage Harley Davidson sweatshirt that I wear all the time and it's perfect because the band at the bottom is stretched out, so it just hangs loosely, making it significantly more comfortable than a new one that clings to my hips.
4. A Jersey Dress
Jersey Maxi Dress, $24.99, hm.com
Because sometimes you have to go out in public, but you still want to be comfortable AF.
5. Boxer Shorts
Aerie Softest Sleep Boxer, $15, ae.com
Perfect for summertime lounging and your legs feel so free. (Summer is so much better than winter, ugh.)
6. Fleece Lined Leggings
Fleece Lined Legging, $10, primpyourself.com
Not optimal for warm weather, but when it's a little chilly outside, there is nothing more comfortable than these fleece lined leggings. I'm not joking when I say that they are more comfortable than not wearing pants. I wear them to work all winter long.
7. A Super Soft Tee
Torch Your Bra T-shirt, $18.99, amazon.com
Nothing better than a super soft yet witty tee to keep you comfortable. My standard comfy AF outfit includes a loose tee over a bralette and flared yoga pants or leggings. Can't get more comfortable than that (unless you add Ugg boots to the equation).